Master of Music (Performance Teaching)

  • CRICOS code: 076226J

Where will this take me?


Connection to industry

The course is strongly connected to the major examination providers: the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority for music curriculum (VCAA), and the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB). The course provides deep knowledge and skills for contemporary teacher practice, enhanced by highly experienced teaching staff and broad connection to schools, music studios, leading organisations, and the wider music industry.

The course values the importance of music education and advocacy, working closely with key professional associations, such as the Australian Society for Music Education (ASME), and Association of Music Educators Victoria (AMUSE), VMTA while also engaging a range of organisations such as the Melbourne Youth Orchestra (MYO) who work closely with Conservatorium staff.

Importantly, many of the teaching staff in the course are currently involved in collaboration, leadership and research across a range of national and international music associations, which ensures that students in the program are always aware of key and emerging research and initiatives.

Graduate pathways

Successful completion of the Instrumental stream of the Master of Music (Performance Teaching) provides an agreed credit towards the University of Melbourne’s Masters of Teaching (Secondary), which currently provides a pathway to full VIT accreditation. Students are still required to apply and be accepted into this degree*.

There is no guarantee of entry, rather a reciprocal understanding in place that encourages students to avail themselves of this opportunity to complete full VIT accreditation for career pathways in all aspects of music teaching. The amount of credit allocated for the Master of Teaching (Secondary) can vary, dependent on each students’ program of study within the Master of Music (Performance Teaching) degree. There is also the opportunity to receive credit at other institutions including the ACU (Australian Catholic University).

*As The Master of Teaching (MGSE) is currently being re-accredited for the 2022 academic year, the exact details of this arrangement will be forthcoming in the coming months. Please discuss this with the relevant course coordinators for more information.